Ioan Gruffudd has filed a restraining order against his estranged wife Alice Evans, claiming that she threatened to do to him ‘what Amber Heard did to Johnny Depp’ and paint him as a drug-addicted abuser.
Gruffudd filed the request for a restraining order yesterday in California. The Welsh actor had been married to Evans for 14 years before he filed for divorce in March. Their messy split centers around his new relationship with Bianca Wallace.
In his court filing on Tuesday, Gruffudd claims he told Evans that he wanted out of the marriage in August 2020 and that since then, she has harassed him with hundreds of unanswered text messages, abusive emails and socila media posts – many of which he included in the filing.
He claims she verbally threatened to tell the media he had abused her.
‘Alice told me verbally multiple times that she would do to me what Amber Heard did to Johnny Depp. Alice threatened to tell people I had abused her and our daughters; she threatened to call the police on me if I did not comply with her demands; she threatened to tell people I am a drug addict and put me in prison; she threatened to write a fake diary that reflected an abused victim, and to have the diary published; and she threatened to destroy my mother. Alice told me she would win, and everyone would believe her over me,’ Gruffudd said.
In her response, Alice said she had ‘never threatened’ him with slanderous statements. Her representatives have not responded to requests for comment about the texts and emails contained in the lawsuit.
In one, she berated Wallace, calling her a ‘vixen’ who his ‘nuts stuck in her veneers’, and accused him of abandoning her.
‘If you throw me out of the house, I will call all the tabloids in the UK. There is NO going back now though. I just think you should know what you’ve gotten yourself into. You think you have a bad reputation now? Lol! You think once it’s over I will stop talking? I am going to dedicate the rest of my life to spreading awareness of what you have done,’ she said in one text.
She went on to allege that he’d told her of times castmates bought cocaine, and that he never gave her sexual pleasure.
Ioan Gruffudd is trying to get a restraining order against his estranged wife, Alice Evans, according to court documents seen by MailOnline
Texts from Alice to Ioan include many about their kids, custody agreements and her ranting about other portions of their lives
Some of the many texts submitted to the court by Ioan Gruffudd from his estranged wife Alice Evans
The actor claimed Alice had also turned on his new girlfriend, Bianca Wallace, (who he is pictured with)
Alice covered a ‘horrible’ black eye with sunglasses as she headed out for a stroll in Los Angeles on Tuesday
In the declaration, Ioan goes on to claim Alice had already made ‘false and harassing’ posts about him on social media’, as well as sending ‘hundreds’ of abusive emails, texts and video calls.
Dozens of messages were included in the court documents, in which Alice appeared to criticize the star for not working.
‘It’ embarrassing now that everybody is telling me you are done. That nobody wants to [employ] you. That Dom West is at the top of the lists because he ‘did the right thing’. And by the way it doesn’t matter what is really going on in the relationship, for god’s sake. It’s about appearances. Jesus Christ think of Cary grant and Rock Hudson.
‘Why on EARTH do you think Tom Cruise and John Travolta went to such extents? I’m increasingly angry that you have sabotaged your career. Insanely angry. I GAVE UP my career for this.
‘And you throw it away because you feel a stronger connection to [your parents] than you do to your own brethren? It’s just o confusing. . . You KNOW your Mum is a mental case. Why on earth do you want to give up everything we’ve established for the sake of somebody who doesn’t even love you?’
In her court filing, Alice said she that had never ‘threatened or harassed’ Ioan. Her attorneys and reps have not commented on the texts that were submitted
In other emails, she accused Bianca of ‘ruining four other marriages’ and told Ioan ‘when her MS gets bad enough you need to take her to all her castings in a wheelchair’
Evans also sent emails to Ioan’s mother, Margaret Griffiths, about his relationship with Bianca
She added: ‘Your face and body now look hideous to me. I am starting on dating apps ( not had the balls to actually go live yet) because I want to find a man who really loves me after being deprived of that for 20 whole years.
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‘I am convinced I still have time, and my personality will shine through. I have no idea why the hell I fell in love with you. Biggest mistake if my life. ( except for the kids)’
The actor claimed she had also turned on his new girlfriend, Bianca Wallace, such as by publishing private information about her.
He continued: ‘It was extremely upsetting and stressful for me to continuously receive these types of hostile and aggressive text messages from Alice. On July 22, 2021, I blocked Alice’s phone number on my phone.’
One of the examples appeared to show Alice saying: ‘Dude your film with Bianca is the most embarrassing thing I have EVER seen in Deadline. . . You have left a family you were providing for. You had SPECIFICALLY asked this loving family to wait for you while you worked abroad. We did.
‘Then you met the most psychopathic succubus ever minnow to man, and fell for her. even Prince Harry… whatever. No NO NO NO nO.
‘Find some financing then make whatever film you want. But don’t take away everything you have because some vixen has your nuts between her veneers. PS: There is already betting on how long until she leaves you! PROPER BETTING! Now THAT’S famous.’
Alice rejected all the claims made by Ioan in the restraining order application.
She wrote: ‘I believe that Petitioner is filing this request merely as a ploy to gain some sort of advantage over me in our divorce proceedings.
‘As Petitioner has not seen our children for over 8 months, I believe he is trying to set some type of record that I am a horrible mother.’
Alice was seen heading for a stroll in Los Angeles, with pictures showing her covering a ‘horrible’ black eye with sunglasses.
The actress wrapped up in an oversized black kaftan and striped shorts while carrying her dog during the walk.
Alice, who split from husband in January 2021, revealed on Instagram she suffered a painful black eye after ‘falling down the stairs in heels,’ explaining she has had to put ‘a stack’ of her Cameo requests on hold due to the incident.
Alice cut a casual figure in a black kaftan wrapped around her as she headed out for a walk in the sunshine, teamed with cropped striped shorts and suede loafers.
The star was accompanied by her dog during the walk, having first shared the injury with her Instagram followers on Monday.
Standing in the California sunshine in a striped top and red sunglasses, the doting mother explained: ‘Hi guys, quick update [gestures to bruising around her eye].
That’s got to hurt! Standing in the California sunshine in a striped top and red sunglasses, the doting mother explained: ‘Hi guys, quick update [gestures to bruising around her eye]’
‘If you requested me on Cameo and it’s expired, please do it again.
‘All I have to say to you is I tried to run up a couple of steps to pick up a dropped mask in heels on Thursday, just after I’d recorded my last Instagram.’
She added: ‘And, you don’t want to see what’s underneath here, but it’s horrible and I have a stack of requests that are piling up that I can’t do because eye-hurty. I’m thinking about three or four days for this, sorry!’
Alice previously announced her decision to join Cameo, sharing an Instagram video captioned: ‘I am on Cameo!! Watch this and PLEASE book me! I am a single mum and sadly need the money.
‘But the good news is that I’m cheap as chips! So do one yourself and pass it on! I love you guys [sic].’
Alice is selling video messages for personal use priced at £30 and messages for businesses at £207.
In the clip, Alice stated: ‘In case you didn’t know, I’m on Cameo now and will do anything you want. No, I will not take my clothes off.
‘No, I will not cut my hair off as there’s nothing left of it anyway. No, I will not engage in sexual acts with other people… that’s for the other site whatever it is.
‘But I will, any questions you have to ask me, any anniversaries, any birthdays, any anything. I am a little bit clumsy so sometimes I get it wrong but it’s a little bit funny anyway.
‘That’s about it really. I just want you to know that I am fully, fully engaged in this and I will endeavor to do the best I can for anyone. And if you don’t like it I will do another one for free, ok.
‘Also, my husbands trying to take all the money away – I shouldn’t say that, but I’m going to make sure I make more money than him, haha, love you.’
Alice, who shares daughters Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight, with husband of 13 years Ioan Gruffudd confirmed their split in a series of furious tweets posted in January 2021.
She has since documented every toxic turn in their subsequent divorce proceedings across social media, and repeatedly slated him for being in a relationship with Bianca Wallace.